On Tuesday, June 13, the members of the Weaverville Garden Club will visit two area gardens. The first one is a large dry shade garden, and a wonderfully addressed landscaping challenge for anyone who has to deal with mature trees on their property. The second garden belongs to an experienced gardener and combines edible and native plants on a hilly site. This event is for our membership only and is one of the benefits of joining our little organization. Space is limited so RSVP to Annick Flaxman as soon as possible
On May 9, our members are invited to a very special picnic at the Asheville Botanical Gardens. We’ll arrive at the Gardens at 10:15 and meet the Gardens’ manager, Jay Kranyik, who will take us on a botanical journey of native discoveries, enlivened by lots of stories and interesting comments. We’ll then proceed to the meadow and gazebo area where we’ll have a casual picnic. There are two picnic tables there, and benches to sit in the gazebo. Please bring your own salad/sandwich, etc… as well as drinks. Some cookies or a simple shared dish would also be nice and in the casual spirit of the event. And come prepared with good walking shoes, as Jay is a fast walker!
If you wish to carpool, we’ll meet at the Weaverville Town Hall parking lot, and leave promptly for our destination at 9:45.
The Annual Garden Club Rummage Sale
Saturday, May 6th from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Lake Louise Community Center at 60 Lakeshore Dr. Overlooking Lake Louise in Weaverville, NC.
3 WAYS YOU CAN HELP
1 – Purchase
Don’t miss out on the terrific selection of members’ plants , unique home furnishings, furniture, ladies accessories, beautiful jewelry, books, artwork, one of a kind home décor, yummy homemade goods baked by club members and so much more–all at bargain prices.
2 – Donate Items
Keep Weaverville blooming by dropping off goods you’d like to donate on Friday, May 5th at the Community Center between 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. We are not accepting clothing. The Garden Club of Weaverville is a nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
3 – Donate Funds
Make a tax deductible donation to The Garden Club of Weaverville by sending a check to PO BOX 2210, Weaverville, NC 28787.
The Garden Club of Weaverville maintains four flower beds along Main Street in downtown Weaverville and creates the wreaths to decorate the fire station, Town Hall and other buildings for the holidays. The next time you’re in town, stroll through the Main Street Nature Park. Relax on one of the benches and enjoy the sculpture donated by the Garden Club. Each year we volunteer hundreds of hours to work in the wildflower garden and other areas. Proceeds from the Rummage Sale supports this project and many more the Garden Club is involved with throughout town.
The Garden Club is an organization open to everyone. It meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 AM in the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room at 30 S. Main Street. Monthly programs are FREE and open to the public. Please join us to learn more about gardening in North Carolina. Check the website for current details about events and monthly programs at www.gardenclubofweaverville.org .
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Randy Burroughs was commissioned by The Garden Club of Weaverville to create a unique spot to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. The result are the two, large wood benches and table near the sculpture in the Main Street Nature Park in downtown Weaverville that serve as a focal point in the park.
Join us for Randy’s presentation
Tuesday, March 14th at 9:30 a.m.
Weaverville Town Hall Community Room
A Tale of Two Meadows
The first is the “Meadow Garden”. It tells the story of the evolution of the herbaceous border which you can build yourself. By using a selective palette including native grasses, garden interest is extended on through the winter with warm colors, play of light and birds, bugs and butterflies. He’ll review local case studies, such as a 100 square foot courtyard garden, and discuss planning, planting and plant sources. Handouts will provide instructions.
The second kind of meadow is the “Old-field Meadow”. It is a nature-based plant community augmented with local wildflowers and grasses and a few native cultivars, which Randy intends to develop in the Main Street Nature Park. The goal is to engage wildlife in the urban landscape for the benefit of people and their natural neighbors and reduce the need to mow. This will also be a demonstration garden to teach, inspire and even provide seeds for local gardeners. The end goal is to replace 50% of the mowing with “intelligent management”. The benefits are many and include enhanced wildlife habitat, less noise and pollution and a healthier, more sustainable method of landscaping. Atlanta uses a similar system along their greenways.
About Randy Burroughs:
Randy Gordon Burroughs is a landscape architect, horticulturist and nature lover. From 1996-2000 he served as Garden Manager – Botanical Gardens at UNC-Asheville.
From 2000- Present he has been in private practice, Cullowhee Native Plant Conference presenter & field trip leader, National Forest volunteer invasive exotic plant eradicator.
About Kaita Collier:
Kaita Collier has worked with plants and nature for the last 20 years as a gardener, horticulturalist, landscaper, forester and naturalist. She serves as the chair of the Weaverville Conservation Board as well as the volunteer coordinator for the Main Street Nature Park.